Oakland band Foxtails Brigade creates playful folk rock, with singer Laura Weinbach’s bright, clear voice dancing over tightly articulated, guitar-driven compositions. Distortion dominates Bay Area guitar rock, with many bands opting to utilize copious amounts of pedals for maximum reverb and feedback. But Foxtails Brigade stands out for its emphasis on carefully plucked melodies that showcase the band members’ technical skills instead of drowning out instrumentation with fuzz. The band recently released its self-titled album, which is rife with delicate harmonies and elaborate melodies. Catch Foxtails Brigade live at Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, where it will be playing with The Rifle and Invisible Signals.